Well Court & Cottage ref: 901Corfe Castle
Well Court, which sleeps 11, may be rented on its own; its adjoining Cottage may be rented in conjunction with the House, thus providing accommodation for 19 people in total with 2 cots also available (see 901).
This Grade II listed property of immense character dates back to the 16th Century. Originally four separate properties including a Chapel it has been adapted over the centuries to provide extensive accommodation on several levels. On foot from the street you enter what appears to be a terraced stone cottage; the surprise awaiting within is a grand country house of the highest standard with many oak floors, superb fitted kitchen and a magnificent drawing room which overlooks the extensive gardens. The house surrounds a courtyard off one side of which there is a self contained 3 bedroom cottage. A roll top door to the side of the property leads to a large parking area for up to 7 cars (one private parking space is reserved for the owner).
Shops and Pubs are close by.
This lovely old stone building and its cottage surround a pretty central courtyard with a raised fountain, climbers and shrubs. To the rear of the house is a terrace and very large, gently sloping, formal and informal grounds which provide a choice of eating and seating areas including a dining pavilion with large low level fire pit and BBQ adjacent. Paths meander through lawns, gardens, orchards, enclosed pond area and a further lawn. There is also a children's swing; to be used at your own risk and children must be supervised in and around the fountain and pond areas.
Ground Floor: Rooms listed clockwise as viewed from street.
Porch to Main Hall with WC /Cloakroom.
Dining Room: Large room with long table seating up to 16 with additional table available for larger numbers, a piano and open fire in an impressive 16th century Purbeck Stone fire place.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room: Large, double aspect room with oak floor, polished Purbeck Stone worktops, gas Aga, separate electric oven and 2 ring gas hob, American style fridge freezer/ice-maker, double butler sink, dishwasher and French doors to courtyard.
Rear Hall: with WC and cupboards for coats/boots.
Drawing Room: This spacious elegant triple aspect room has an open fire, deep sofas and feature floor-to-ceiling arched windows with views over the garden.
Snug: with log burner and original bread oven in large beamed inglenook, large TV and extensive selection of videos/DVD's/books/board games and French doors to garden.
Utility Room with drier.
Heating: Central heating plus Aga, log burner and 2 open fires.
Wireless Broadband: Hub in dining room with booster in kitchen. Please note due to the thickness of the internal walls, not all rooms receive a wifi signal.
Upstairs: 6 Bedrooms:
Gallery Landing: Very large with comfortable seating, TV and dolls house (to be used under supervision and at own risk) and large leather top desk with printer for use with guests own devices.
Master Suite with 7ft bed, good views to Corfe Castle, feature round window and en suite with bath and separate shower; the ante-room to this large bedroom provides access to a:
Single Bedroom with views over the fountain courtyard.
A staircase leads to a Twin: with en suite shower bathroom and peep hole window with views to village.
Double: with 6ft bed, double aspect stone windows and en suite bath with shower over.
Twin: a light, airy attic bedroom with fabulous views to the Purbeck hills.
A separate staircase leads to a self-contained suite comprising:
Double: a pretty room with 5ft bed and lovely views of the Purbeck hills and en suite with bath.
Well Court Cottage
3 Bedrooms; sleeps 4/8 + cot
Rentable only with the main house.
It may be added at a later stage, but is then subject to availability.
From inner courtyard, enter Hall with coat hanging bench and space for boots; steps down to large Kitchen/Dining Room with dishwasher, washing machine, drier and views to courtyard; large L-shaped Sitting Room with open fire in stone fireplace.
Upstairs: 3 Bedrooms: large 5ft double with pretty views over the fountain courtyard, a further 5ft double and a large bedroom with 2 sets of bunks hence sleeping 4 children/teenagers; Bathroom: bath with shower over.
Central heating and open fire.
Please note that whilst pets are welcomed in the main house, they are not permitted in the cottage. The arrival time for this property is 4pm and the departure time 10am.
Please see our help and information page for standard facilities found in all our cottages.
A damage deposit of £1000 will be required for this property
Short breaks are welcomed at this property all year round, but may only start on a Friday or a Monday and are subject to peak time restrictions*.
For a 3 night short break save 30% off a week’s price (4, 5 & 6 night breaks are also available). Mon–Fri breaks are offered at 4 nights for the price of 3.
*A short break during peak times may only be booked within 2 weeks of the required dates. Peak times are: June to September, October and end of May half terms, Christmas, New Year and Easter.
For more information please visit our Dorset Short Breaks Information Page.